In days of yore it was a badge of honour to be able to fit a full file manager,
spreadsheet application, appointment reminder and Tetris Easter Egg within a 32KB
Kids these days are hard pressed to get "Hello, World" in under 4MB so we're
going to wind back the clock.
Create an application that will calculate and display the changes between two
text files as fast as possible using the least amount of memory possible. Provide
timing data and maximum memory use data to prove you're the leanest and meanest.
There will be 3 categories:
Once you have created your application and posted
it as an article, post a link in the forum below so we can all view and comment
All applications will use the same
data. This file contains two
large HTML files that have a small number of changes.
The competition ends Midnight August 31, 2009.
Fame, adulation and a Code Project T-shirt.
This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts
who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however,
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due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and
Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or
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the review of judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined
by The Code Project's selected judges, after taking into consideration the
comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project community, on the
basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth.
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_oti wrote:It seems to me you'd be mad not to use a console app
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